Screen time disrupts sleep by resetting internal clocks

On November 29, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Recent research has uncovered how light-sensitive cells in the eye can reset the internal clock when exposed to light. The light from our smartphones may affect our retinal cells, disrupting our circadian rhythms. The discovery could help explain why prolonged exposure to light that is out of sync with a…

Mapping the circuit of our internal clock

On May 4, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

Research sheds light on the neural structure that controls our sleep, eating habits, hormones and more. What’s that old saying about Mussolini? Say what you will but he made the trains run on time. Well, the suprachiasmatic nucleus – SCN for short – makes everything in the body…